Tag Archives: Frankenstein

Catching the Benedict

My regular readers may be surprised to hear that I still have friends who say to me ‘Benedict who?’ Granted, these are friends who haven’t seen me much in a while. Anyway, since there are apparently still discerning people out … Continue reading

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Creating a myth

There are stories and ideas which resonate through centuries. In this third blog post considering the NT production of Frankenstein I will consider the way the story has gained mythic status, but also another idea in the play which could … Continue reading

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Creating a drama

Sometimes a piece of drama really captures your imagination.  In something of a departure for this blog, I think this will be the second part of a trilogy of posts following my viewing of the National Theatre Live Frankenstein (see … Continue reading

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Creating a monster

On Thursday I finally saw the filmed version of Benedict Cumberbatch playing the creature in last year’s National Theatre production of Frankenstein.  With an Olivier award already received for the role I knew I was in for a consummate performance … Continue reading

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